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Enamel inconsistencies on the interior of my new Staub

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Enamel inconsistencies on the interior of my new Staub

burtle | Jan 16, 2010 06:22 AM

After exhaustive research I've finally bought my first piece of enameled cast iron - a 6.5 qt. round Staub, to replace my smaller 5 qt. Lodge.

I was excited to start cooking with it when it arrived, but upon inspecting the interior of the finish, I noticed a few small inconsistencies in the finish of the enamel. They aren't very large, they look like small ripples, smaller than the size of a fingernail.

I'm wondering if this is typical of enamel finishes and I was wrong in expecting the finish to be completely even and smooth. I've been holding off on using it and trying to decide if this is normal, or if there really is a problem and I if I should exchange it for a non-flawed one.

Could anyone tell me if my new Staub is flawed or not flawed? Paying this much for one piece of cookware, I want to make sure that what I have is perfect in terms of function. The look of the inconsistency is less of an issue to me.

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